Skip to comments.Report: "Breitbart Obtains Email Showing McGinniss, Random House Likely Published Literary Hoax"
Posted on 09/22/2011 10:12:02 AM PDT by Nachum
The awful launch week for the over-hyped, expected bestseller The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin, by controversial author Joe McGinniss, just got worse. Much worse.
After a week of universally scathing pans from the reflexively anti-Palin establishment media, McGinniss now faces the fight of his literary life: the accusation that he seems to have knowingly submitted a book to his publisher, Crown/Random House, that was filled with unproved tawdry gossip and rumors that lacked factual evidence.
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Just read it. Very juicy! But Joe seems so, I dunno...professional. What gives?
Sounds like she may have a good defamation lawsuit.
Especially if it is proven to be intentional.
my wife and i were just reading this and she said the same.
Wait, what? Respected journalist and honest-to-God-not-a-pedophile McGinniss just made everything up?
No way! Say it isn’t so, Joe!
Needless to say, I have no read the book. But if the stuff in that letter ended up in the book, McGinness is in trouble. He admits that the stories hold no water and smack of BS.
However, the email shows explicitly that Crown-Random published a sordid book based on rumors and presented it as fact. Their legal team did not perform “due diligence” in fact checking the book. It does not get much more malicious than that.
McGinnis and Crown Random’s bank accounts are going to take a serious hit in the near future.
Joe pretty much lays out in great detail how he has absolutely no proof of anything!
If this email turns out to be real, Joe's done.
Just to note -- the reason those phrases are marked with quotes is because they're McGinniss' own words from the email.
I love Andrew Breitbart.
I wish he would hurry up with Big Education.
How can he 'fight' the accusation? Joe McPenis DID knowingly submit a book to his publisher which was filled with unproved tawdry gossip and rumors that lacked factual evidence.
It appears the whole McGinniss book is nothing more than a recounting of the baseless accusations from that little group of wacko bloggers in Alaska who seemed to be in some sick kind of competition as to who could concoct the most outlandish smears to hang around Palin’s neck. Same ones who started the “Trig isn’t Sarah’s Son” insanity. I thought they had finally discredited themselves with the “impending federal indictment” and “impending divorce” stories from two years ago, which they’d successfully gotten the mainstream media to report, only to be wind up with egg on their faces.
Oh, and McGinniss is a sub-human cretin, unworthy of breathing American air.
After reading the article, the name Jesse Griffin sounded vaguely familiar. Turns out Jesse Griffin was a blogger on a liberal online sewer called “mudflats”, and was outed a few years back. A rabid Palin hater and defamer. Some freepers may recall the story.
Says A LOT about a publishing house, no?
Blinded by greed in anticipated sales $$$$$, they should also be held accountable.
Stunning admissions, if true. Punitive damages through the roof.
So you're saying that Sarah won't be running for Prez because she's about to own a publishing house?
I am shocked! /s
I don’t think I said that.
My book represents the last best chance to put the truth about Sarah in front of the American people in a documented, verifiable way.
It is abundantly clear to this observer that "the truth about Sarah" is already out there, and it is pretty tame, indeed. Not everybody lives to excess.
Wouldn't it be nice if we could just talk about how she might help America as a potential candidate and future president?
Guess the tongue-in-cheek, wry humor doesn’t work on FR?